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Research Assistant, Metasurfaces


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Job Description: ~~* Full-time, 1-year Fixed Term position
* Salary Academic Level A ($71,770 - $97,349) + 17% Superannuation
* Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role
The Research Assistant will work as a member of a team undertaking research in the RF & Antennas Research Group. The work will involve research in the development and application of the metamaterials and metasurfaces as defined by the research contract with the Defense Science Technology Group (DSTG). The research is focused on investigating a possible solution for the reconfigurable and tunable metasurfaces. The Research Assistant may be required to supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and research students on projects being conducted within the DSTG.

To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

* Demonstrated excellent research track record in the field of electromagnetics, and microwave circuit & systems.
* Demonstrated ability to experimentally realise and characterise microwave devices and systems.
* Proven ability to undertake scientific research and development in research programs.
* Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate research results, concepts, and knowledge.
* Demonstrated initiative in research and problem solving.
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones.
* Ability to co-supervise postgraduate by research students.
* Ability to contribute to the teaching and learning program in a relevant field.


Mandatory: PhD in Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Applied Physics, or related science discipline. Candidates who are in the process of obtaining their Ph.D. may be considered for the position.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to being an Australian Citizen or having Permanent Residency and passing a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability and a separate document focusing on the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact

Kamran Ghorbani (Professor, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering) via email kamran.ghorbani@rmit.edu.au.


Applications close on Sunday 29th January 2023 at 11.59pm.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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Australia and Oceania,----Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Research Assistant, Metasurfaces






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